In June of 2011 I realized my decision to not see a dentist or hygienist for 4 or 5 years was causing problems. I had an upper bridge that was falling out. I knew I did not want removable teeth. So after meeting with Dr. Shoemaker we decided to have implants to replace my sick bridge. My implant surgery was pleasant with no complications and my pain and discomfort was minimal. We used IV sedation and it all went so well I did not feel anything. I am thankful for my transitional appliance it was comfortable and pleasing to the eye. My implants to replace my bridge were a success. Dr. Shoemaker is the greatest! His staff is wonderful, compassionate, friendly and professional. His office has a family atmosphere. After my procedures, I have always received the best of care. I am learning how to smile again and am feeling more confident. I am no longer hesitant to smile! I feel like my quality of life is better. I always look forward to my visits with Dr. Shoemaker and his staff!